Lioness Club Announces Scholarship Winners

Lioness Club Announces Scholarship Winners

The winners of the 2015 Lioness Club Scholarships are:  Jenna Ficula, West Morris Mendham High School and Valentia Sukhoruchkina, West Morris Central High School.


The Chester Lioness Club offers two scholarships to students residing in Chester, Mendham or Washington Township.  Criteria for selection of candidates for these scholarships include academic record, classroom and extracurricular activities, community activities, individual interests and hobbies, and outstanding accomplishments in activities that demonstrate leadership and service.  Financial need is also a consideration.  These scholarships are available not only to public high school students, but those attending private schools or are home tutored as well.


Valentina Sukhoruchkina, of West Morris Central, came to this country at a very young age. Her main goal is to get a good education so that she can help her mother. Valentina’s father passed away when she was 14 years old bringing the two both financial and emotional struggles.

Valentina maintains the family budget and is very interested in becoming an accountant. As she said in her essay she is looking for a career and not just a job. Her love of mathematics and solving problems led her into taking one of the most difficult subjects offered by the

business department–IB Business/Management and Contemporary World Issues. She has been

on the honor roll and has had several student of the month awards. Valentina will be attending Centennary College in Hackettstown majoring in accounting.


Jenna Ficula of West Morris Mendham is president of the Student Council, vice president of the Service Club, member of the International Club, peer leader, member of the Field Hockey Team and Marching Band, and others. Jenna is an International Baccalaureat Full Diploma Candidate for graduation taking a

test in six subjects; and honored last year with the National Centr for Women and Information Technology Aspirations in ‘computer Award for

Northern New Jersey. She will be attending Marist College majoring in Computer Science.

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